Workspace Wednesday welcomes Cynthia Eden


I am very pleased and honored to have Cynthia Eden as my Workspace Wednesday guest. Cynthia is a USA Today best-selling author of sexy paranormal romance, dark romantic suspense and young adult paranormal. (I’m trying not to go all fan-girl here, but having just finished Bleed for Me, a novella in the Loved by Gods series, it’s kinda hard!)



Take it away, Cynthia.


CYNTHIA EDEN:  Happy Wednesday, everyone! And a big thanks to the wonderful Norah for having me over—I’m excited to share my workspace with you. 😉


Some authors have truly fabulous offices. They are so well organized.  So clean and perfect.  Yes, ahem, I am not one of those authors.  Though I did try to clean up my nook a bit for the picture.  Here you go:


Cynthia Eden's desk


This is my main writing area.  A computer and a view—that’s all I truly need. When I’m working on a tough scene, I’ll pause and let my gaze drift out of the window. I can get lost staring out of that window, then, when the scene clicks, my gaze snaps back to that computer, and it’s time for me to get back to work.


Do you see the lovely green decorations (AKA sticky notes) on my computer? That’s my method for keeping track of things that I MUST do—like, yesterday.  Scenes that I need to add, posts that I need to write, dental appointments that I shouldn’t miss. See, I told you that I wasn’t one of those uber organized authors.


But I have my methods.


I like to keep things close by that make me smile—like Snoopy and my gargoyles.




Snoopy is a writer, too, so he understands how easy it is to get stuck in a scene… “It was a dark and stormy night…” When I look at Snoopy, he makes me smile. My gargoyles (See no evil, Hear no evil, and Speak no evil) also inspire me during the day.  It’s the little things that can truly make me happy—and these guys make me feel comforted as I write.


Of course, what writing space is complete without books? And I’ve got lots of books…lots and lots of them.



My shelves overflow, but I think that’s a good thing.


I have research books, pleasure reading books, books for contests—I have all kinds of books on my shelves.  You never know when you’ll need to research vampires or serial killers, so I believe in being well-stocked.



I also believe in keeping some fun adornments on my shelves.  Spooky decorations aren’t just for Halloween at my house—I write about paranormal monsters and killers, so yes, those spooky decorations are on display year round.



And that’s it. My space. Where the writing magic happens (or at least—where I want that writing magic to happen!).  Thank you for taking a look at my space. I hope you enjoyed the photos.


And, as a thank you for coming by, I’d like to give one commenter a $10 gift card. Just tell me…what books are on *your* shelves?  One random commenter will be selected as the winner.


Thank you, Cynthia! I love your space, and adore that it isn’t perfectly tidy. Predictably, I love the built-in bookcase. I always love the built-in bookcase. Actually, after having seen so many romance authors’ writing caves, I’m beginning to think that the built in bookcase – preferably in white or antique white – is astonishingly universal. (Note to self:  Explore significance of the prevalence of white bookcases in a future blog…)


Okay, before turning it over to comments, I wanted to share some contact information for Cynthia.


Cynthia’s Official Fan Page on Facebook

Cynthia’s Twitter

For other social media, or to check Cynthia out more closely, visit her blog.


Cynthia has a brand new book out — her first young adult paranormal. The Better to Bite is available for Kindle for the awesome price of $2.99. (Got mine.)



Adult paranormal more your thing? The newest installment in her Kensington Brava The Fallen series Angel in Chains is due out 11/27/12. Watch for it!




69 Responses to “Workspace Wednesday welcomes Cynthia Eden”

  • I think I could spend a lot of hours reading your books and looking out at that view! Nice space.

  • Gorgeous covers, Cynthia. Your office is a lot like mine, bookshelves and adornments included. I love Snoopy, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Going to get your YA The Better to Bite, asap.

  • LOL, I just realized you can see my Red Bull and my vamp fangs (don’t ask!) in my desk pic. 😉

  • I could definitely get work done at your computer. Very nice view. And I absolutely love the cover of The Better to Bite. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your workspace with us.

  • Amy R:

    Hi Cynthia! I love looking at spaces people have in their house. We have a room in our unfinished basement that I hope to make into an office/library. I have hundreds of digital books, but am starting to realize I miss the paper copy of books. I hope to have some built in book shelves and aquire my favorites. Thanks for sharing your space with us. Congrats and the release of your new YA book!

  • I love your Wednesday blogs. It’s nice to know that other writers collect things that spark their creativity.

  • Viki S.:

    I love your work space. I have sticky notes on my computer too but they’re phone numbers :).
    I have so many books on my shelves. If I just glance to the left I see DIRE NEEDS, CHICKS KICK BUTT, and hundreds of others.

  • Roxy Boroughs:

    Love the Snoopy. My husband is a big Bulwer-Lytton fan and, for one Christmas, I got him a first edition copy of “Paul Clifford”, the novel that begins with that line. I’m thinkin’ hubby needs a Snoopy, too.

    Your covers are gorgeous, BTW.

  • Very nice. Love the desk in front of the window. And Snoopy! Who doesn’t love Snoopy?

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  • Ohh Cynthia I love LOVE your workspace!!! And you know I love LOVE your writing. Don’t enter me in the giveaway as I was just Stalking Cynthia. ROFL


  • I just cleaned my desk off yesterday…My speakers weren’t working…lol so I had to clean it to find the wires to fix them. I need a bigger desk. L shaped would work.

  • Kimberley Coover:

    Love you office…I think it is really neat and tidy..good job. I see you collect more than books..dragons (me too) and witch cauldrens(banks?) too cute! I have been saving books for over 30 years so my shelves and floor space is covered with books..Johanna Lindsey, Diana Palmer, Lora Leigh, Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston, Iris Johansen…the list goes on (3000 books and hoarding!lol) Right now I am starting Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones…Love this series.

    Congrats on the new releases and thanks for the giveaway! fingers and toes

  • Spav:

    The cover of The Better To Bite is absolutely beautiful.
    Just today I got Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks, Fury’s Kiss by Karen Chance, Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims & Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank.

    • Thank you! So glad you like the cover!

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  • Raonaid Luckwell:

    Soo want to steal your dragon book and your spells book! Those are totally awesome!! I would love to have a room like that.

  • Sandy:

    Congratulations on the new release…a NEW YA series…amazing!!

    I have an affinity for your Fallen series….lol

    All the best.

  • Nar:

    I love your bookshelves. Mine only have books on them and some perfume bottles.

  • I love your little green dragon figurines!!

    Unfortunately, I have run out of shelf-space and my book piles run amok in my room. I swear I know where everything is, though…

  • Michelle Harlan:

    Sadly, I don’t have many “shelves” anymore. I grudgingly got rid of my 4 tall bookcases for our last military move. Books or bookcases? Easy choice! So, now I have 1 tiny little 3 shelf bookcase in our room where I put my “To Be Read” in the next 6 month books. All of the rest are packed in totes, according to genre & then read/unread. Someday I’ll have built-ins. When I do, I’ll fill it with books, vases, photos & all of my kids’ elementary school clay creations! I think I need to create a “nook” near a window in the meantime. Yours looks very peaceful!

  • May:

    I have a whole bunch of historical romances and paranormals on my shelves… It’s really unorganized now… Your shelves look great!

  • Lori Gallagher:

    Hi Cynthia – I’m a big fan! Plus it’s always nice to meet someone else who has a bit of a post-it note addiction. Thanks for welcoming us into your work space.

  • Barbara Elness:

    I have an office with 6 large and 2 small bookshelves, 2 bookshelves in my bedroom, 1 in the living room and 1 in the guest bedroom and most of them are overflowing, with some fun stuff mixed in. One of my favorite things is a sign that says “That’s Ms. Crazy Cat Lady To You!”

  • Jessica Hale:

    Love your space, i have alot of ebooks cause our house isn’t very big but still love my paper backs i have some by Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston, Tamora Pierce, L J Smith and lots more

    • Jessica, I’m excited to have a lot of ebooks, too–I desperately needed them (there was no more space)–and I sure am honored to be in your paperback collection!

    • – I love all these texture poohts Sara. The mood and feel of them all is perfect. This is my own personal bias coming through but I keep thinking how amazing these would all look shot with film. What can I say, I’m a sucker for detail shots using film. Great work as always. Cheers!

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  • Sherry:

    I don’t have quite as many print books as I used to have. I was running out of space so now I buy all of my books in Kindle. but I still have alot of my favorites I just couldn’t part with. And I keep all print books that are autographed.

  • Thanks so much for all of the comments today! It was a pleasure chatting with you all!

    Thank you, Norah!! You are a fabulous hostess!

  • JessS:

    My bookshelves are kinda overflowing as well! But my books are all for pleasure, so there’s a lot of YA, paranormal, romance, urban fantasy, etc.


  • Sam:

    Um…I have your books on my shelf! 🙂 Honestly! Starting with Angel of Darkness and ending the line with Angel in Chains! I LUV all of your books!!!!!

  • Cynthia,
    Thanks for sharing your pics. Looking forward to reading more of your books.
    What are on my shelves?
    Tons of books – mostly romance books (from back in the 8o’s to present) – contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal, erotic romance. There are also various non-fiction books, reference books, childrens books {for my niece and other young relatives who visit}, etc.
    And now, I’m lucky enough to also have some print books by authors whose books I’ve edited.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  • Diane:

    My bookshelves could compare to yours except messier! Great book Bleed for Me!!!

  • I love all your little inspirational fun placed strategically around to keep you moving forward 🙂 Diane — I’m with you — my bookshelves are messier too. Well, I have some really neat shelves and then the junkdrawer equivalent shelves that are a hot mess!

    Thanks for sharing your work space!
    Hugs and happy writing~

  • pam howell:

    I stopped counting my TBR pile at 200
    but goodreads & fictfact add ’em up for me
    my TBR is over 300
    my mother tells me I won’t read all thes books in my LIFE

    • Wow, Pam, I am in awe!!! Tell you mom that you can do it! You can do it!!!

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